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In Reply to: I do not want to work for a company - who offshores. Please tell me
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I appreciated the information you posted, but I wasn't looking for someone to do this for me.
My style? What really is your problem? I was trying to gauge INTEREST, not pawn off the research...
why don't you put down your dukes for a second and reconsider the (mistaken) analysis you made of my posts.
Jest - just in case you missed it above.
You work hard for your money! You go girl! It's a dang shame that as professional women and mothers this forum has become overpopulated by bitter, burned-out, hateful, and I mean ugly to the bone venomous MTs who never have a kind word to say. IMHO, some of y'all need to get off your arses and get out of the house to socialize or find employment where you can relearn how to interact nicely with others. It's easy to hide behind a made up name and spout snide remarks off into cyberspace, because you know you'd be fired or have your arse kicked if you actually had the nads to talk to people face to face like you do here.
Seriously, if being confined to the house, alone all day has reduced you to this, a counselor may be your answer.
I think if you test well they will consider you on a case by case basis without the full 5 years.
I would definitely contact them anyway.
they may be willing to make considerations on a case-by-case basis s/m
I have a couple of situations that make 8 hours straight not possible for me, and when I hired on with the company I was with who recently merged with Transcend, they worked with me to find ways that would help me be productive without hindering my physical and personal limitations.
I am not going to list specifics, but I was very impressed at how willing they were to help me and they told me that they are willing to make considerations on a case by case basis.
Looks like you might have missed a
Somehow I missed that.....SM
Was it this week's? For some reason, I didn't get it last week but got it the week before that. I just figured they didn't do one last week...... Most companies do have at least a few accounts on VR but I don't like it. I've been really happy at Amphion the last month and a half and thought I had found the company for me but that's just my luck - seems like at every company things will go good for about 8 months and then things change on you. Hope history doesn't repeat itself here.........
I got both. Were you missed somehow? sm
I did not reimbursed. I had a trial version and they gave me a new unlocking key. Wow. It's like we work for different companies. I think we are on the same account as I was on a conference call about the account when SH was mentioned. I got the cheat sheet instructions and license within a week. You really should call.
You missed it
The poster I was responding to, said that she always gets her 80 hours and her lines WITHIN her shift and that it is an easy thing to do. I asked how she does it when there is NO work. I am flexible, I have to be because of the lack of work. I was asking her to explain to us how she can get her lines and hours in on days when there is no work. Some days I am practically chained to the computer.
I missed that ad. (sm)
What happened with that?
I thought that it was odd that they were posting on an MT website.
Thanks so much!!
Uh, no. I'd say YOU missed the point.
The first poster said: "You could take someone off the street and that person WOULD be doing the best they could possibly do." Poster never said "could". The only way someone off the street WOULD be doing their best is if they got hired. The other person's opinion about companies not hiring someone off the street is correct in context.
I know for sure that I missed at least 3 questions - sm
They were sound alike words. I was nervous. However, I did very well on the written test and the transcription parts. I was offered a job, that I really did not expect after my verbal test. So, try not to worry too much about it. I think there are about 10 questions. Good luck!
well, apparently I have missed that.
Not a problem, though. Have a great day
you missed my point
poster did not ask who makes really great money. Yes, you are making what you make, yes that is real. To tell the poster that $50,000 year is decent is not realistic. Making $25,000 a year is decent and realistic. Do you understand?
Sorry, I missed the posts below. nm
I missed my son in a parade because
I had to work Memorial Day for Medscribe.
Maybe you missed your meds?
Where is the need for all the drama? This might come as a shock to you, but I don't memorize all posts.
But you weren't CALLING MY BLUFF, my friend, because I wasn't *bluffing.* The post about the bet was my attempt at humor, which apparently went right over your head...
No problem with your winning the bet(finally someone older than me!) Send me your name and mailing address via email and I'll be happy to mail you your $1.00!
Granted, I may not be all that, but I can tell you that they have probably missed out on a lot of
good quality MTs by dropping the ball and being so unprofessional. It wouldn't have been so bad if they would have said upfront that they wouldn't be making any hiring decisions soon. Instead, it was We are hiring immediately, please submit your information as soon as possible. I will follow up with you as soon as I receive your information. So, I did this..and NOTHING..even after a followup email. Ridiculous. They blew it.
I see you missed the point
One more thing that got missed - sm
It does not matter what company I work for or what I make per line. It is what I do with it that makes the difference. One company is not a fit for everyone so what I can do, you may not be able to. What are your abilities? If you think you are a great MT and can't make money, MOVE ON from that company. I always knew within a few hours if I could make things work at a company. If I felt no, I cut my losses and moved on IMMEDIATELY.
Another misconception is that ICs get paid better. Might have been true at one time but not anymore. No one wants to pay much anymore so it is up to YOU to make the best of it. Learn your stuff. I know every MT company out there and thus know the ones to avoid and the ones to consider but if I get in there and it isn't working, I am outta there. Doesn't have to be because of pay. May be their platform, people, work flow distribution. Everything has to work to MY standards. I call the shots, it is MY life. This isn't meant to be snotty but to say I am in control of my own destiny. The companies out there, the majority of them, are run so poorly and could care less about the MT except getting every ounce of work out of them and treating them shabbily. Until MTs stand up for themselves and refuse to take it, it will continue.
Again, learn your MT skills inside and out, gain experience, don't settle. Be your own cheerleader. Stand up for yourself. Let's motivate each other, not tear each other apart.
Sorry, missed one of your questions
Tonya is the lead lead, I believe. Not sure what her actual title is these days. I know she goes around to a lot of clinics and sets them up and gets them going. I'm just really not sure. I'm surprised you didn't talk to her, though I guess you probably came in when we had the recruiter or HR person or whomever.
I don't know. I keep trying to have a positive attitude. This would really be the perfect job if:
1. We were paid for templates.
2. We were given set providers (along with a secondary) of 3-5 people, instead of fishing out of a pool of 20-70. And these providers would automatically be in our queue for our day.
3. There was more communication and cohesion throughout the company.
I don't even begin to see anyone talking about any of these things happening, though.
Good luck to us all, I guess.
You Missed My Point
I think you missed the point of my post. I would not have been upset had I tested and interviewed with SoftScript and then been turned down. But I received the nasty email ripping into me, accusing me of being mad because I was turned down, when I reality I had never even had a chance to test or interview. The email stated specifics topics that were discussed, but I never had that discussion with anyone at SoftScript. I think they had me confused with another applicant. That was what upset me. The recruiter did make a very bad impression with her jumping to conclusions. I am a good MT with almost 20 years experience in acute care transcription. To be told that my verbal and written grammar skills are substandard makes it sound like I'm illiterate. I do accept criticism when it is given fairly and is constructive. But I should at least be given the chance to fail, instead of just being told I failed without even being given a fair chance.
missed the point
You missed the point. I am not saying that prideful is not a word. It simply does not apply to me. LOL!
Missed the madness...
wish I saw those posts since deleted...you're not going anywhere? were you supposed to? Unless you are that recruiter that pisses evryone off when you call them. If it is you, you should really grow up. You cannot keep biting the hand that feeds you. We know you get paid for each person you bring on, but insulting them isn't going to help your cause any. Ever hear of honey instead of vinegar?
and that is my fault, not yours. I relize that maybe because you probably didn't take HR classes that some of that was lost - probably on most people here. So let me clarify.
Most likely the [transcriber] post was a company's HR representative that has probably never been a Transcriptionist and has no desire to become one. He or She has a degree in business with emphasis on Human Resource so they know how to write job postings and the laws related to HR and other such information that relates to HR and only HR.
The point of my post is that just like someone confusing nauseous with nauseated this HR person confused Transcriber with Transcriptionist.
On a further note, it would have been a fantastic step in a forward direction to apply for this job and gently and kindly point this out to the HR person in the cover letter. Sometimes an applicant stands out because of the information that was provided not just about themselves but also about the company or about something obscure or consistantly overlooked about the industry - like transcriber versus transcriptionist.
Again, my fault this point was missed, I assumed people would know that an HR person probably wouldn't know or care about the difference - and we all know what a-s-s-u-m-e means! :)
Guess you missed
Everyone currently starts sentences with ''but.'' Just as everyone begins a sentence with ''however'' nowadays. Princess was simply using the shorter form of sentence that is typical today, rather than stringing everything together with commas. She was not incorrect.
My point was missed
If, for example you quote as low as you attach parameters to it: Clean dictation, x amount TAT, ETC.
This just shows that the client COULD get a low price - and that low price is attached to specifics of each job.
The FIRST question I was asked every time I was called for work was 'WHAT DO YOU CHARGE' - I explained that it was based on the nature and difficulty of the work, TAT, etc., and that I would do a sample dictation and offer a firm quote.
Most people will understand as low as We all see ads for merchandise or services as low as xx - and most of the time we know in advance it's probably not the SUPREME package. Still, it gives someone an idea of where the cost of service will START.
Think u missed the point
We're not objecting to having several accounts, but that's why MQ is so *^&-up; an MT can reasonably tackle only so many accts and make money. We're commenting that MDI STARTED OUT with an MT having 1 or 2 accts and then BACK-UP secondary accounts. That whole scenerio changed. We tried to change with it. Reality is reality; if there's nothing to transcribe we MAKE NO MONEY.
*Oh, p l e a s e, can I have another account p l e a s e?*
How many times do we have to do that? C'mon.
I must have missed something important
I thought there was the question was aked about retaining PT status and that was going to be okay. Who said the PTers are being let go? Aren't a lot of us PT? Anyone know? Been looking when I have time but, dang! I'm not prepared yet with another job...Thanks!
Ok, and this is referring to ........? I must of missed it..... over my head maybe. nm
Uh, you kind of missed the point.
which is, someone off the street could also say "I'm going my best. That's all I can do." Poster never said companies should go and hire someone off the street. Geez..sometimes I wonder about the people in this profession.
You totally missed the point
There was a string of posts (a discussion) about Transcription Matchmaker that was deleted. There were some negative remarks within the string of posts. We are not talking about a job ad. Transcription Matchmaker advertises on this board (see banners at top of page). The moderator deleted the negative posts.
Yes, the point was missed. And we MTSOs DO ...
have ways of communicating re: MTs. For one thing, we can read these boards and many times we can figure out who people are by the things they say and their style of writing. For another, we have a network and know each other through organizations we belong to so we do discuss things like this.
We're not completely in the dark and I know that wasn't the point of your post but I wanted to let that be known. I got the point and I do hope at least some others did as well. ;)
Read on because you missed the point.
I think you missed the spirit of my message.
You sound emotional about the whole issue. Upset - angry at me even. I am not saying we all fear change and we should all be distrustful. You are looking at posters who are afraid their companies are going under or accounts are lost, and now implying that they must be lowsy MTs, as the good ones have nothing to fear. That's 100% bunk. Of course, if you are an MT and you have terrible skills, you will probably lose your job. But there are too-numerous-to-count fantastic MTs, myself included, who lose their jobs thru no fault of their own when the company makes some move that is adverse to the employees - like selling, going under, or losing accounts thru contract negotiations, etc. So, one can be sitting there one day, pretty as a picture making good $ and feeling all warm and cozy about your relationship with your boss - so like a good friend, and the next day you are dead in the water with not a whisper of a warning... That is the reality of our industry. Its not being distrustful at all - its realism and being cautious and watching your own back, as I assure you, no employer will watch it for us. As for being distrustful when one hears all sorts of news about a certain company - it generally points to something going on within the company. Something is up and its our responsibilities then to search and seek out the truth of these rumors. If I compare news on 5 or 6 different MTs websites, and all have similar discussions or threads from bonafide posters, well then something is up. That's not being distrustful - its being informed. If you don't need your income to survive and it matters not to you if you lose your job one day, great. But there are legion of us who do need to know!
I haven't missed any in 8 years.
It won't help the short check situation, happens in every company - just an error you have to have corrected with another check/deposit.
Funny, I missed that one. At least she used it correctly once, LOL. nm
I just do it to make sure I haven't missed a job # when there's
Disregard. I missed the below post.
You missed the whole point of my post. NM
You missed out on a great company, then. Just because r/o
a few random people say they ran out of work? We have a ton of work right now, and my account have not run out since around Christmas time. The ones who say the work is low do not even work there anymore. Odd, don't you think? I am looking at the account backlog right now, and I mean NOW, and there is OT on several accounts. I worked on and off this past weekend for OT and never once ran out. Don't believe the random few who aren't even employed there anymore.
You missed the point of the post
The writer was asking you why you don't simply get another job (or a second one)... Unless you are new to this biz, you have to know to diversify and have more than one job at all times.
Doesn't mean I don't sympathize - and I speak from experience. Rad is all I do and I wouldn't dream of being without a back up at all times.
You missed an important point
You should walk in the shoes of any nationality that will accept to work for peanuts before you make such a statement. For many in other countries what they are paid is *not* peanuts to them.
We are slowing being pushed into poverty wages right here in the US - and we still accept that work. So its all relative. What to you may be peanuts it to them a lifeline...
Guess I missed them many times.
Will not trouble you further.
Ahh, read their ad, missed that. NOPE sm
VBC= virtual black characters
DO NOT PAY FOR SPACES.
I missed the conf call, but got an
e/m intro'ing my new supervisor for my acct. Do you know what she got promoted to?
Missed conference call...(sm)
I'm hoping for a recap email regarding the conference call. In the meantime, anything interesting or noteworthy? I'm definitely torn on this one, and hoping for some good news.
I got it and missed that part. Just reread it and called
my lead. She told me that I can purchase my c-phone for $250 or purchase one somewhere else. I have one that I got on E-Bay for $50 a while back, so I will use that. I also have a Lanier VoiceWriter in a closet somewhere that I had for another job.
Sorry for the misinformation.
I am sure their customers don't care what the reason is for missed TAT. They have sm
to meet that for their customers, not to be mean to you personally. You probably have other issues other than these.
Why are these forums so negative all the time?
If you missed TAT three times, you should be out. I only give my employees sm
two missed deadlines and they are out. My customers do not give me any at all. They want their work back when they are guaranteed to have it back.
I have 14 employees and never realized how much time is spent making sure everyone is working. You would be suprised to hear the excuses for missing deadlines, everything from my cat died to oops, I forgot I was supposed to work.
Some emails are missed and not in their address book
I was being a smart aleck. Guess you missed it.